Communications between William Barr and Rudolph Giuliani

Christopher Tidmarsh filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General of the United States of America .
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DOJ-2020-001176

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Completed

Communications

From: Christopher Tidmarsh

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

-records of any communications between Attorney General William Barr and Rudolph "Rudy" Giuliani, President Trump's personal attorney, which occurred between May 1, 2019 and September 24, 2019 (inclusive of those dates). The information I am seeking includes the content of the communications, the metadata of the communications, and the medium in which the communications took place.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Christopher Tidmarsh

From: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=DOJ-2020-001176&type=request)

* Tracking Number: DOJ-2020-001176
* Requester Name: Christopher Tidmarsh
* Date Submitted: 12/04/2019
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
FOIA Request

From: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

Attached is correspondence from the Department of Justice's Office of Information Policy, which is associated with the above-referenced Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Please do not reply to this e-mail, as this account is not monitored.

Thank you,
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Initial Request Staff
Office of Information Policy
U.S. Department of Justice

202-514-3642 (Main Line)
202-514-1009 (Fax)

From: Christopher Tidmarsh

Hello,

Thanks for your reply. I'm fine with my request being assigned to the complex track, even if it means that my request will be delayed, as long as it makes it possible to locate more records. If possible, I might want to know if you have a rough idea of how long my request might take to process on the complex track, but if you aren't sure, then that's fine, I understand.

Thank you for your assistance,

Christopher Tidmarsh

From: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

Good morning Mr. Tidmarsh,

This is a response to your request for an estimated date of completion for the above-referenced request. The search is still pending and this Office is experiencing a significant backlog of requests for email. Accordingly, it is difficult for us to estimate with any accuracy the time until we have received email to review for responsiveness. Furthermore, until we know how much material we have to review and process we won't be able to make an accurate estimate. The best we can do is advise that the average processing time for a complex request for records from the Office of the Attorney General is 307 days. This information is available in the Department's Annual FOIA Report for FY18 here: https://www.justice.gov/oip/department-justice-annual-foia-report-fy18.

Thank you for your time,

Eric Hotchkiss
Senior Government Information Specialist
Office of Information Policy

From: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

Mr. Tidmarsh,

There is no change to the status of your request from my email of January 16, 2020.

Thank you,

Eric Hotchkiss
Senior Government Information Specialist
Office of Information Policy

From: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

Dear Christopher Tidmarsh:

Please see the attached.

Initial Request Staff
Office of Information Policy
U.S. Department of Justice
202-514-FOIA

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